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Eligible Staff


Program Overview

The University of Calgary benefit program provides a number of personal and professional development opportunities through the tuition support plan designed to promote a productive level of health and well-being for you and your family.

The Tuition Support Program is a benefit available to eligible University of Calgary employees, and their eligible dependents; which allows them to participate in academic credit courses at the University of Calgary at a reduced cost. Eligible employees also have the opportunity to take non-credit courses offered through Continuing Education.

Staff members can refer to their letter of offer to verify their appointment type which determines their Tuition Support eligibility.


Academic Courses

Eligible staff members may use tuition support benefits to support their continued education in undergraduate or graduate academic credit courses offered at the University of Calgary for themselves and/or their eligible dependents.

Approved tuition support benefit amount is placed directly on the student’s University of Calgary Student Center against the tuition in the session in which the application is received. Tuition Support does not cover software, textbooks, general student fees or other cost that may be associated with a course or registration in a course.

As per the University of Calgary Fee Chart, the maximum benefit for an undergraduate half-course (3.0 units) is $538.59 and the maximum benefit for a graduate level course is $714.78 for the current academic year. Certain program course costs may exceed the amount listed in the fee chart. The student is responsible to pay the difference between the actual cost of the course and the tuition support benefit amount covered.

Continuing Education Courses

Eligible staff members may use tuition support benefits towards University of Calgary Continuing Education courses.  Each course counts towards the staff member’s benefit maximum for the academic year (July 1 - June 30) based on the start date of the course.

Continuing Education tuition support benefits are offered to staff members in a benefit eligible position. Spouse and dependent children are not eligible for Continuing Education tuition support benefits.

Continuing Education courses with a tuition amount of $2,000 or more will count as more than one course against the Continuing Education benefit maximum. 

Staff members can bundle any three of the 14-hour Microsoft Office Application courses and it will be treated as equivalent to one Continuing Education course if the registration for all three courses occurs at the same time.

Tuition support covers the tuition fees only; it does not cover software, textbooks, general student fees or other cost that may be associated with a course or registration in a course.

Staff members may be eligible to receive a 25% fee discount for Continuing Education courses. Staff member may also use any available Wellness Spending Account credits (if eligible) towards courses and costs associated with taking the course.


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Academic Courses

If you are eligible for tuition support to take Academic courses, see the application process for Academic courses.

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Eligibility

Eligibility is based on the staff group and appointment type. If uncertain of either, refer to your letter of offer or contact the Integrated Service Centre.

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Continuing Education Courses

If you are eligible for tuition support to take Continuing Education Courses, see the application process to understand the requirements.